— Published 2 September 2021

An appeal against the construction of the training pool

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Trouble continues for Solideo, the public establishment in charge of delivering the future permanent Olympic venues. France Bleu reveals that two environmental associations filed a legal appeal at the beginning of the week against the building permit for the future training pool in the city of Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis). The project plans to demolish part of the allotments located in a neighbourhood of Aubervilliers, covering about 4,000 square metres. The two associations – Environnement 9_3 and MNLE-93 – have joined forces with three gardeners to file an appeal to the Paris Administrative Court of Appeal. The plaintiffs believe that the building permit was issued following an illegal procedure, they claim that the impact of the project on “biodiversity” or “the natural resources of the soil” is underestimated, and are asking for the building permit to be suspended. Grand Paris Aménagement (GPA), which owns the land, explains that it has relocated the gardeners to other neighbouring plots. The company also explains that it will rehabilitate another wooded site, located near the land which will be used to build the training pool. The project will cost 33.6 million euros, of which Solideo will pay about 10 million euros.